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Blog Archive for the ‘The Clock of the Long Now’ Category

Time in the 10,000-Year Clock

by Austin Brown on February 16th, 02012

Keeping time for 10,000 years isn’t tricky just because its hard to build a really durable clock. It also forces us to recognize and account for changes in things we normally think of as immutable, like the length of a day. Long Now co-founder and lead designer of the 10,000-Year Clock, Danny Hillis, published a […]

Clock Project Update from Jeff Bezos

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on January 19th, 02012

 

Below is the Clock Project update by Jeff Bezos published at http://www.10000yearclock.net
Quick Update and Video of the Raise Bore Milestone

We just completed the 12½ foot diameter, 500 foot deep vertical shaft for the 10,000 Year Clock. We used a mining technique called raise boring. Take a look at. . .   Read More

Time

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on November 22nd, 02011

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The 10,000 Year Clock is mentioned on the November 28th cover and listed as one of the 50 best inventions of the year by Time Magazine. . .   Read More

Brian Eno on Colbert Nation

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on November 11th, 02011

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Founding Long Now board member Brian Eno was on Colbert last night and he got a chance to discuss Long Now and Clock Project.  Also not to be missed is the end segment where Brian, Steven and. . .   Read More

Long Now on Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman

by Austin Brown on August 19th, 02011

Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman is a show on Discovery’s Science Channel that features cosmological and metaphysical questions about science and the universe.

Mr. Freeman, as it turns out, is quite the geek.

An  episode from the show’s second season recently asked, “Can We Live Forever?” Well known scientists such as Michio. . .   Read More

Inside Svalbard, the Doomsday Vault Saving the Past and Future of Agriculture

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on July 25th, 02011

The Svalbard Global Seed Vault is an underground repository located at 78 degrees North latitude that currently stores nearly a million seed samples to preserve crop diversity for the future. Many see the vault as a resource for a “doomsday” scenario brought on by severe climate change or other ecological disaster. Long Now has been. . .   Read More

Major Update on the 10,000 Year Clock Project

by Danielle Engelman on June 17th, 02011

The Long Now Foundation has started excavations for our first 10,000 Year Clock in west Texas. Though the date of completion of the 10,000 Year Clock has not been set, and it is still many years into the future, we’re very pleased to let you know that you can now sign up on our waiting […]

The Lego Antikythera Mechanism

by Simone Davalos on December 9th, 02010

http://www.antikythera-mechanism.gr http://www.boingboing.net/2010/12/09/how-the-antikythera.html

Emerald Observatory iPad app

by Paul Saffo on December 3rd, 02010

This is my hands-down favorite clock for the iPad, and could well be the coolest astronomic/civil clock I’ve ever seen: http://emeraldsequoia.com/eo/ Emerald Observatory has everything a time geek could ever want, plus everything an astro geek would want, all in a stunningly elegant interface. [decription below from Emerald] Emerald Observatory displays a wealth of astronomical […]

10,000 Years of stellar motion

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on November 2nd, 02010

There is an interesting bit of astronomy published over at PhysOrg.com sent to me by way of Danny Hillis and Tom Shannon.  Apparently astronomers focused Hubble on a certain region of Globular Cluster Omega Cantauri several times over 4 years.  They were then able to calculate how each of those stars will move in. . .   Read More